ACP = African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
BRIC or BRICs is an acronym that refers to the fast growing developing economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China. The acronym was first coined and prominently used by Goldman Sachs in 2001. Goldman Sachs argued that, since they are developing rapidly, by 2050 the combined economies of the BRICs could eclipse the combined economies of the current richest countries of the world.
CENELEC: comprises the National Committees of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
HORN OF AFRICA: A peninsula in East Africa that juts for hundreds of kilometers into the Arabian Sea, and lies along the southern side of the Gulf of Aden. The easternmost projection of the African continent, the Horn of Africa denotes the region containing the countries of Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia.
LDCs: Least Developed Countries (LDCs or Fourth World countries) are countries which according to the United Nationas exhibit the lowest indicators of socioeconomic development, with the lowest Human Development Index ratings of all countries in the world.
NICs = Newly Industrialized Countries (Brazil is a BRIC and a NIC).
SCHENGEN: The Schengen Agreement is a treaty signed between member states of the European Community in 1985, removing/abolishing systematic border controls between the participating countries, currently a group of 25 European countries. (Ao chegar em um aeroporto europeu, o viajante se depara com este termo).